ERIC Number: ED215924
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Reading in the Social Studies: A Global Approach for Primary Grades. Skills Series, Volume 2.
Gold, Mary C.
The activities in this teaching guide focus on reading and thinking skills useful in the development of a global perspective in primary-level students. The activities can be used in social studies, language arts, and reading courses. An introduction gives an overview and rationale, lists educational objectives, and describes the format of the guide. Then a brief section presents teacher information on how to brainstorm. About half of the guide contains 19 learning activities. Examples of the activities follow. Through a learning center display, children explore the topic of animal origins and where they are usually located in the world. In three other activities, students color each continent on a world map, work puzzle games to improve their map skills, and analyze and learn the meaning of proverbs from around the world. Students study the 1978 UNICEF calendar which has 54 interpretations of the Tree of Life drawn by children from all over the world. Then they depict their own image of the Tree of Life. Other activities involve students in reading fairy tales from other lands, writing stories, discussing values and conflict situations in stories, and playing games. An annotated bibliography of story books is included. The kind of information provided for each activity includes an overview or introduction, student objectives, grade level, time required, materials needed, teaching procedures, and evaluation techniques. All handouts are included. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Critical Thinking, Cultural Awareness, Global Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Map Skills, Primary Education, Reading Skills, Skill Development, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
Center for Teaching International Relations, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208 ($7.95 plus $2.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Denver Univ., CO. Graduate School of International Studies.; Denver Univ., CO. School of Education.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.
Note: Colored pages may not reproduce clearly. For a related document, see ED 143 562.